The following statement was released Wednesday:
"The Business Council strongly opposes the natural gas moratorium that the Assembly passed today. To those members who supported this moratorium, we say, for the past four years substantial state resources have been dedicated to the scientific review of shale gas extractions. It is time to listen to science and not to emotion and reject unnecessary delay," said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Inc., "There are very few opportunities available with the same job-creating potential as the exploration and development of shale gas. Actions like today's vote hinder constructive dialogue that will provide a pathway to the safe and sustainable development of shale gas, which can help to transform New York's economy."